Equinix, Global Capacity Collaborate to Provide Direct Access to the Cloud

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix and Global Capacity announced a collaboration to provide enterprise customers with direct access to the many cloud service providers available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange via Global Capacity’s One Marketplace. Through a direct Ethernet connection from One Marketplace to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, enterprises gain high-performance access to multiple cloud services from the eight Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in which Global Capacity resides.

And, because Global Capacity provides network access to 9.6 million commercial addresses, cloud service providers have the ability to extend their market reach to a larger enterprise audience.

Leveraging One Marketplace, enterprise customers can bypass the public Internet with secure, private Ethernet services, connecting their headquarters, data centers and remote locations to cloud providers available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange, say the companies. With these services, enterprises can now access cloud service providers from additional IBX data centers. For example, if an enterprise requires access to Amazon Web Services (AWS), but is not in one of the eight markets offering AWS on the Cloud Exchange, by using One Marketplace they are able to gain access to this service without being physically inside that location.

“The secure, high-performance connectivity provided by One Marketplace to the Equinix Cloud Exchange allows enterprises to access the services needed to build sophisticated hybrid cloud solutions capable of supporting their business-critical operations and application,” said Jim Poole, vice president, global service providers, Equinix. “With this solution, cloud providers such as AWS in Washington, D.C., are now easily accessible from nearby metropolitan centers such as New York.”

Global Capacity and Equinix have been working together since 2013. Global Capacity is currently interconnected in eight Equinix IBX data centers in North America, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., with additional sites being added in 2015.